Gampelen, Canton Bern

Witzwil Correctional Facility (Justizvollzugsanstalt Witzwil)

Status

Closed
(or ceased migrant detention operations)

2018

Type: Criminal (Prison or pretrial detention centre)

Authority: Government-local

Detains: Undocumented migrants, Asylum seekers, Criminal detainees

Capacity

184

2011

Reported Population

Not available

Inadequate Conditions

Not available

Switzerland

3,284

Immigration detainees

2,155

Detained asylum seekers

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GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS

Contact Information
Postfach 10 3236 Gampelen Tel. 058 229 79 09 Fax. 032 312 94 95 Email: jva.witzwil@be.ch
Center status

Status Closed (or ceased migrant detention operations)

2018

Status In use

2015

Status In use

2011
GDP facility typology

Category Filter Criminal

Type Prison or pretrial detention centre

2011
Operating period

Year of Entry 1998

Year Ceased

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OPERATIONAL CHARACTERISTICS

Management

Name Canton de Berne

Type Government-local

2015
Security Regime

Security Level Secure

2011
Maximum official detention period at facility

Length Long-term (more than 20 days)

2011
Demographics

Name Adult men

2020
Categories of detainees

Name Undocumented migrants (administrative)

2011

Name Asylum seekers (administrative)

2011

Name Criminal detainees (convicted or remand)

2011
Estimated capacity (administrative immigration detention facility)

Type Standard capacity

Capacity 184

2011
Capacity reserved for immigration detainees (criminal facility)

Number 36

2015
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